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Growing Up Gold

If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.

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An Interview with Minelab Engineer Mark Lawrie


The design of metal detectors well-suited for prospecting is an interesting process and not necessarily an easy one to achieve. It is a combination that blends the desires of what prospectors would like, the requirements of sales people and dealers, with the science and physics of what the electronics can achieve.

I Finally Made It to Northern Nevada


After a while I got a very nice signal and out came a sweet kidney-shaped bit of gold weighing about three grams.

Trail to Treasure


We are both very experienced working this type of ground, and we quickly found the pay layer where we would focus our efforts. The bedrock has good gold, but so does the red hard pan.

Prospecting Old Mine Dumps With A Drone


Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.

A Golden Vacation


Each day for the first part of the week my boys and I picked and chipped away at that wall, stockpiling dirt in 5-gallon buckets and cement mixing tubs.

Grass Valley, Nevada City, Malakoff Diggings, Northern California


The early miners sought their wealth in the creeks and rivers of the area but the true wealth was discovered by accident.

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